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Sunday, September 3, 2017

How to Get the Industrial Look with Dollar Tree Bins

Turn basic Dollar Tree bins into the perfect industrial storage! 


Dollar Tree Storage, Industrial storage

It's the first Monday of the month, which means it's time for another Dollar Store DIY!  This month is all about storage and how I gave little purple bins an industrial makeover. 

I've updated these little plastic Dollar Tree plastic bins in the past, but I couldn't resist updating more in a slightly different way.  You just can't beat four little storage containers for $1!  They're perfect for craft supply storage or I use them in my medicine cabinet to keep medicines neat and organized.

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- Small plastic bins (I got mine from Dollar Tree)
- Fine grit sand paper
- Decorative brads
- Wood buttons
- Rapid fuse glue
- X-acto knife
- Paint brush

***UPDATE*** I've had a lot of people ask me where I purchased the vintage bingo cards from.  I bought mine at a local vintage market, but you can also find some here

I started with these 4 little purple plastic bins that I picked up on a recent Dollar Tree trip.  To prepare them for paint I gave them a very light sanding with fine grit sandpaper.  Make sure you don't go crazy with the sanding or you'll end up with scratches that will be noticeable after painting. 
Dollar Tree plastic bins before
I've tried several different spray paints over the years, but this Rust-oleum ORB spray paint is definetely my favorite.  It gives great coverage and I rarely have issues with peeling.
Spray painting Dollar Tree storage bins
While my paint was drying (make sure you let it fully cure) I covered 4 wood buttons with gold leaf rub 'n buff.  
Adding Gold Leaf Rub 'n buff to wood buttons
After I added the rub 'n buff I dry brushed each one with metallic gray paint to give them a more aged look.
Adding metallic paint to wood buttons

 I poked holes in the bins using the tip of an X-Acto knife then attached the metal locker labels using decorative brads.  Adding locker tags to Dollar Tree storage
The wood buttons were then attached using wood glue, simply because I ran out of all purpose glue.Adding wood buttons to Dollar Tree storage
 I now had four cute little industrial farmhouse storage bins perfect for organizing!
Dollar Tree storage, Industrial storage

Farmhouse industrial storage, Dollar Tree storage

Dollar tree storage, industrial storage

Dollar Tree industrial Storage, dollar tree storage

Easily transform Dollar Tree plastic pins into the perfect industrial storage!

How would you use these little industrial storage bins?

Easily transform Dollar Tree plastic pins into the perfect industrial storage!
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Easily transform Dollar Tree plastic pins into the perfect industrial storage!

Easily transform Dollar Tree plastic pins into the perfect industrial storage!

Dollar Tree farmhouse makeovers


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  1. Love this project, too! Where did you get the Bingo cards? Thanks:)

    1. Thanks Cindy! I got the Bingo cards from a local vintage market a few years ago, although you could probably find some on Ebay or ETSY if really wanted some :)

  2. You truly are the queen of all things dollar store! SO creative!

  3. LOVE your ideas! Thank you for sharing!